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Waits, Tom - Frank's Wild Years
(Island ITW-3 Swe-87 VG+ 275:-)

Tom Waits is generally considered to be one of the most important modern composers working in any genre, having garnered a well-earned reputation for fanatically following his muses wherever they lead, always with a sense of joyous abandon and an innate trust in his ability to find ugly and beautiful truths wherever they may lie.

Tom Waits's follow-up to "Rain Dogs" is a prime batch of Waits songcraft from this most amazing creative peak period – with the trademark gritty, howled vocals, primal drums, pre-rock horns.
Waits, Tom - Rain Dogs
(Island ILPS-9803 Swe-85 VG+ 300:-)

Tom Waits is generally considered to be one of the most important modern composers working in any genre, having garnered a well-earned reputation for fanatically following his muses wherever they lead, always with a sense of joyous abandon and an innate trust in his ability to find ugly and beautiful truths wherever they may lie.

"Rain Dogs" is a loose concept album about the people who live on the streets of New York City, the so-called urban dispossessed. This album is generally considered the middle album of a trilogy that includes "Swordfishtrombones" and "Franks Wild Years".
Van Halen - For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
(Warner 7599-26594-1 Ger-91 EX 1000:-)


In the late 1970s and on into the '80s, Eddie Van Halen's virtual re-invention of the guitar was the core of one of Hard Rock's most enduring bands.

Van Halen hit the alternative-dominated '90s with a return to hard rockin' action. This eleven song effort find's Eddie rediscovering the time honored guitar riff, while Alex pounds the kit with authority.
Vanadium - Game Over
(Durium DAI-30414 Ita-84 VG+ 275:-)

Vanadium was an Italian heavy metal band from Milan. It was one of the first heavy rock bands to appear on the Peninsula and is considered among the most successful European exponents of the genre.

Their third album, "Game Over" (1984), is possibly their most successful, with figure sales of about 54,000 copies.
Waters, Roger - Us + Them
(Sony 9439-70769 EU-20 EX 350:-)

Roger Waters, co-founder, creative force and songwriter behind Pink Floyd, presents his highly anticipated film, "Us + Them", featuring state-of- the-art visual production and breath-taking sound.

Filmed in Amsterdam on the European leg of his 2017 – 2018 "Us + Them Tour" which saw Waters perform to over two million people worldwide, the film features songs from his legendary Pink Floyd albums ("The Dark Side of the Moon", "The Wall", "Animals", "Wish You Were Here") and from his last album, "Is This The Life We Really Want?".
Watt, Mike - Ball-Hog Or Tugboat?
(Columbia C2-66464 US-95 VG+ 400:-)

Michael David Watt is an American bassist, singer and songwriter - co-founder of the rock bands Minutemen, Dos, and fIREHOSE.

This is a mid-90s classic. Those who are making it nowadays in rock and pop cannot match that eras experimentalism, creativity, quirkiness, humor, freshness. Cynicism, rage, and sensuality have now poisoned the hearts of youth. This is when rock was still fun.

US pressing on BLUE vinyl.
Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground
(MGM Select 2353.022 UK-71 VG+ 500:-)

The incredible third album from The Velvet Underground! After their initial foray with Nico, and their bombastic sonic experiments on "White Light/White Heat", the VU hit this wonderfully subtle territory here – these really personal, moody songs that still have all the knowledge of the wilder sounds of previous records, but which take those farther reaches and bring them back to more focused songwriting – with results that are completely sublime!

1971 UK re-issue.
White, Tony Joe - Closer to the Truth
(Remark 511386-1 EU-91 EX 500:-)

Tony Joe White was an American swamp rock singer, songwriter and guitarist. He was best known for his song 'Polk Salad Annie'.

"Closer to the Truth" marked White's return to recording, after years working solely as a songwriter. The songs "Steamy Windows" and "Undercover Agent for the Blues" were originally written for Tina Turner, and were previously recorded by her for her album "Foreign Affair", featuring White on guitar.
Who - Sell Out
(Track 613.002 UK-67 VG+ 1000:-)

An incredible album – and one of the most revolutionary rock albums of the late 60s!

The Who recorded this one as a tribute to mainstream radio at the time – linking together some solid stand alone tunes with shorter, wittier tracks that were recorded as commercials for products that included baked beans, acne cream, and deodorant – as well as cool announcer bits too! The end result is one of the most sonically complex records issued by a mainstream rock act of the time – sort of like The Who said "yeah, everyone's trying to copy Sgt Peppers with big arrangements, but we'll take this concept album thing in a whole new direction!". Brilliant all the way through!

No poster, though...
Wild Bunch - Battle Hymns
(Chrysalis CHR-1002 UK-71 VG+ 300:-)

Wild Turkey's "Battle Hymn", is excellent British folk-rock. The late Glenn Cornick was in Jethro Tull from 1968-1970, and formed this band in 1971 after being axed from the Tull. If you like British folk-rock this will be a good album for you. Excellent playing throughout.
Villagers - Live at the Workman's Club
(Domino WIGLP273 UK-11 EX 275:-)

Villagers are an Irish indie folk band from Dublin, formed in 2008, after singer Conor O'Brien's break-up of his previous band The Immediate.

Villagers’ night at the Workman’s Club was as much celebration as a gig. Throughout the hour long performance, Conor’s voice ranges from the intimate tones of a friend confiding in you on tracks like ‘27 Strangers’ and ‘The Pact’ to the soaring, almost rapture-like intensity on ‘Pieces’ and ‘Home’.

Exclusive Record Store Day 2011 release.
Wilson, Deirdre - Dierdre Wilson Tabac
(RCA Victor LSP-4283 US-70 VG+ 400:-)

A beautiful bit of funky rocking soul – and the one and only album by the Deirdre Wilson Tabac – a group whose name is as strange as their grooves are funky! The group are best known for their well-compiled track "I Can't Keep From Cryin Sometimes" – an uptempo jazzy gem that mixes skipping Hammond with soaring vocals and some really great horns – and the rest of this set has a very similar feel – one that blends jazz rock with more soulful vocals, in a groove that's totally unique! Sonny Casella wrote, arranged, and produced the record – and he's also the drummer in the group, so there's keen attention to rhythms on all tracks.

Original US pressing.
Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Four
(MCA MDKS-8011 UK-73 VG+ 275:-)

Wishbone Ash achieved success in the early and mid-1970s. Although the band lacked a definitive vocalist like Roger Daltrey, Ian Gillan or Robert Plant, they were famous for popularising the twin lead guitar sound.

The progressive aspirations were put aside for "Wishbone Four", the group's most solid-rocking album, though the folk-based element is still there, more solid than ever.

UK pressing on the black/silver label; complete with poster.
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